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Office of Construction & Facilities Management

Sustainable Design

 

Technical Information Library (TIL) - The source for VA's electronic Design and Construction Information
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CFM’s Sustainable Design Program strives to enhance VA’s mission by incorporating sustainable design practices into the design and construction of VA facilities.  Driven by numerous Federal mandates and VA policies, the program encourages design strategies that reduce energy and water consumption, integrate cost-effective renewable energy, promote healthy work environments, and protect vital natural resources.  For more information on VA’s Sustainable Design program, contact sustainabledesign@va.gov.

Current VA Sustainable Design Standards

Publication TitleEffective Date 
VA Sustainable Design Manual May 6, 2014
Change Summary  
Standards Alert 008 Design for the Impacts of
Sea Level Rise
April 1, 2014
Master Construction Specification Section 01 81 11 Sustainable Design Requirements February 1, 2013
Guiding Principles Checklist for
Green Globes-New Construction
May 6, 2014
Guiding Principles Checklist for
LEED-Healthcare 2009
May 6, 2014
Guiding Principles Checklist for
LEED-New Construction 2009
May 6, 2014

Past VA Sustainable Design Standards

Publication TitleEffective Dates
VA Sustainable Design & Energy Reduction Manual - April 2010 April 1, 2010 - May 4, 2014
Final Draft Sustainable Design & Energy Reduction Manual - June 2007 June 2007 - March 31, 2010
Standards Alert 003 Sustainable Design - Healthcare Third-Party Rating of Facilities June 1, 2012 - May 4, 2014
Standards Alert 004 Sustainable Design - Commissioning August 1, 2012 - May 4, 2014
Standards Alert 005 Sustainable Design - Renewable Energy Requirements January 1, 2013 - May 4, 2014
Standards Alert 006 Energy Efficient Design of Major Renovations August 1, 2013 - May 4, 2014
Standards Alert 007 Lifecycle Cost-Effective Renewable Energy August 1, 2013 - May 4, 2014
Design Alert 091 Energy Efficiency – Topic: Computers, Copiers, and Printers October 22, 1998 - May 4, 2014
Design Alert 125 Construction Waste Management March 24, 2006 - June 1, 2012
Design Alert 126 Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design Policy for VA New Construction April 25, 2006 - June 1, 2012
Design Alert 127 Sustainable Buildings Policy for New and VA Renovation Construction April 27, 2006 - June 1, 2012

Federal Mandates & VA Policies

Other Documents

 

For more information on VA’s Sustainable Design program,
contact sustainabledesign@va.gov.